Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin Blames Child’s Shooting On Teacher Protests, Fails To Provide Evidence

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin of Kentucky blamed teachers, who staged a sickout in protest, for the shooting of a seven-year-old boy.

Bevin failed to provide any evidence for his claim, which was reported by the Louisville Courier Journal:

One thing you almost didn’t hear anything about while we had people pretending to be sick when they weren’t sick and leaving kids unattended to or in situations that they should not have been in — a little girl was shot, 7 years old, by another kid.

Because they were somewhere that they weren’t intended and because a parent didn’t have any option, put them in a situation so that they could go to work, it left these kids in a compromised situation where they encountered a gun and there was not enough awareness.

Bevin made a similar false claim in April 2018 when teachers protested at the State Capitol, and Bevin failed to provide any evidence then, notes the New York Times:

Children were harmed — some physically, some sexually, some were introduced to drugs for the first time — because they were vulnerable and left alone.

(Sources: Louisville Courier Journal, The New York Times, Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

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